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Old Posted Jan 6, 2014, 10:16 PM
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Old Posted Jan 6, 2014, 10:27 PM
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the seller included only this one photograph as a sample.
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Old Posted Jan 6, 2014, 10:38 PM
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I don't recall seeing a photograph of the cocktail lounge in the Knickerbocker Hotel before. (1714 N. Ivar Ave.)
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-notice the movie industry mural behind the bar.
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The cornice and top floor look quite progressive for it's time.

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Old Posted Jan 6, 2014, 10:57 PM
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We covered Pierpoint Landing, now how 'bout Norm's Landing.

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Here's the Pacific-Southwest Trust & Savings Bank at South Main Street & West Washington Boulevard in 1924. Even though USC have the correct address, which is just below the Santa Monica Freeway, and not far from the Mode O'Day building, they have this picture labeled as Carson! Potash and Perlmutter is a silent comedy released in 1923. The Tally's poster below is pretty washed out, but appears to say "First time at popular prices D. W. Griffith's America".


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Interior shot from the same shoot.


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Still standing, and pretty much intact. The bank was in the store marked "P.I.A.". I thought the first picture might have been when the building was new, but I've found build dates of 1909 and 1912. Some sites name the structure as the Da Capo Building, although I'm not sure how much of the building that covers. The entrance in the middle is The Rutland Apartments, which appears in the City Directories as far back as 1915.


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The picture below claims to be the lobby interior.


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IOW the "times removed" number is the number of generations between you and the cousin inclusively. Your father's or mother's first cousin is your first cousin once removed, the first cousin of a grandparent is your first cousin twice removed and so on. The first cousin of my remote ancestor who came to America in 1640 is my first cousin eleven times removed (I think).
So, I guess I'm my own grandpa...(just had to say that...).
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2014, 1:22 AM
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lol. I'm so far removed I hardly exist.
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1913 mystery
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I'm guessing this might be an Easter sunrise service. Does the hilltop look familiar to anyone?
(the seller simply said southern California)

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Old Posted Jan 7, 2014, 1:23 AM
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I was shocked by the proximity of this community pool to the freeway and the exit ramp. After looking at the photo for a while
I noticed the top of a car in the bushes to the right and realized the entrance ramp was right behind the shrubbery.
Imagine the toxic air these kids were breathing (or the possibility of an out-of-control car careening into the pool).


Echo Park Pool July 9, 1958

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1327543743294

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I went there once as a kid when they lead fuel was still in use. It was awful -- never went back. The freeway proximity was disturbing, even as a kid. It must have been so nice before the freeway. The pool itself is very nice and designed for young children. It is four feet at its deepest.
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Interesting anecdote GatoVerde/ so I wasn't far off with my concerns.



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South Main Street & West Washington Boulevard in 1924.
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Potash and Perlmutter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Holl...and_Perlmutter



One interesting thing of note is that sisters Constance and Norma Talmadge appear as themselves in this feature.


http://www.flapperjane.com/talmadge.htm

side note: While visiting the construction site of Grauman's Chinese Theater, Norma Talmadge accidentally
stepped in wet cement, thus beginning the tradition of star's foot/hand prints in the courtyard.

wiki

To be honest, I don't know if the 'accidentally' part is true or just a myth.
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A third sister, Natalie, was married to none other than Buster Keaton.

-wedding day, May 1921

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Here's the Pacific-Southwest Trust & Savings Bank at South Main Street & West Washington Boulevard in 1924. Even though USC have the correct address, which is just below the Santa Monica Freeway, and not far from the Mode O'Day building, they have this picture labeled as Carson! Potash and Perlmutter is a silent comedy released in 1923. The Tally's poster below is pretty washed out, but appears to say "First time at popular prices D. W. Griffith's America".


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In 1924, Tally's most probably referred to Tally's Broadway Theater at 833 S Broadway. http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar..._doc=tally%27s

The Tally's name was associated with several addresses, including 311 S Spring, 388 S Spring, 262 S Main (the one with all the lights), 544 S Broadway, and 833 S Broadway (Demolished in '29.)

https://sites.google.com/site/downto...theatres/tally
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=15731
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=932

The '23 Directory lists Thomas Tally's residence as 3014 Leaward Ave. I am aware of a "Leeward" Avenue, currently decorated with apartments, approximately one block south of Bullocks Wilshire. http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar..._doc=tally%27s


1941 - Leeward Ave near Magnolia (Anything but smooth sailing, if you are driving a Hudson in three feet of water.)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics47/00043348.jpg


1951 - Leeward Ave and Westmoreland. Just as things seemed to be drying out, a broken fire hydrant.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/15215/rec/1


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/15215/rec/1





Griffith's "America," advertised as playing at Tally's, starred Neil Hamilton. A few oldsters may remember Neil playing Commissioner Gordon in the '60s Batman series.

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...ujro0PO6jpFJ6j

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No more pool....

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I was shocked by the proximity of this community pool to the freeway and the exit ramp. After looking at the photo for a while
I noticed the top of a car in the bushes to the right and realized the entrance ramp was right behind the shrubbery.
Imagine the toxic air these kids were breathing (or the possibility of an out-of-control car careening into the pool).


Echo Park Pool July 9, 1958

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1327543743294






below: Here's the pool today still 'smooshed' into that small area. The actually pool looks like it's in disrepair.


google street view


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The pool appears to be closed.



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Isn't this where Gilligan set sail from????

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We covered Pierpoint Landing, now how 'bout Norm's Landing.

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According to UCI Libraries, Norm's Landing was located at what is today called the Ports O' Call Village in San Pedro. The pink building to the left of the Norm's Landing sign was the Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant. See the interior below.
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Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant was located at Berth 79 in San Pedro, which is now an empty lot.
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A Google Street View is available, but it looks terrible. Horrible image, and nothing recognizable.
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Vintage Sunrise Easter

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lol. I'm so far removed I hardly exist.
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I'm guessing this might be an Easter sunrise service. Does the hilltop look familiar to anyone?
(the seller simply said southern California)

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I beleive it is Mt. Rubidoux near Riverside
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Very Un-Noire, But So What?

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A third sister, Natalie, was married to none other than Buster Keaton.

-wedding day, May 1921

http://mothgirlwings.tumblr.com/

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I have to tell you, this picture of Buster Keaton really made me smile. Buster Keaton appeared on Candid Camera in 1961, playing an old man simply trying to eat a meal at a lunch counter. I beg you to look at the clip below and watch as Buster Keaton has one mishap after another with coffee and a sandwich....and his toupee.

http://youtu.be/64c4yZVWKWo youtube.com

Below is a still from the video. This after Buster has sneezed his toupee into his soup and put it back on his head. Watch as his neighbors try desperately not to laugh.
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JoeW has nailed it:

Mt Rubidoux

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In April 1909, Jacob Riis of New York, a friend of President Theodore Roosevelt, was in town to give an address at the Mission Inn. He suggested holding an Easter sunrise service at the top of the mountain, and on the following Sunday the first non-denominational outdoor Easter Sunrise Service in the United States was held at the top of the mount.
In 1912 an estimated crowd of 3,000 people were present to hear Henry Van Dyke read his poem, God of the Open Air. Each year attendance grew. In 1918 plans for an open-air 10,000-seat amphitheater designed by architect Frederick Heath were considered, but they were never implemented.
The annual service became nationally and internationally known, drawing huge crowds and celebrities, including opera soprano Marcella Craft. In 1915 the Southern Pacific Railroad provided a special service from Los Angeles to Riverside just for the event. The Pacific Electric trolley system also implemented special service from Los Angeles, Corona, Redlands, and San Bernardino. Peak attendance in the 1920s was reported to have exceeded 30,000.
The popularity of the Rubidoux Easter sunrise services spawned many other such services throughout the country, including an annual service at the Hollywood Bowl.[

1913 Mt Rubidoux Easter Sunrise Services:

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I actually teach Jacob Riis' How the Other Half Lives fairly regularly. It's an interesting perspective on immigrant groups in NYC around the turn of the last century. You can download it as a free ebook from Google, or page through it in more interactive fashion here: http://www.authentichistory.com/1898...iis/index.html
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Sunrise Service

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1913 mystery
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I'm guessing this might be an Easter sunrise service. Does the hilltop look familiar to anyone?
(the seller simply said southern California)

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ER, for more pix and a colorized view of your photo see: https://www.google.com/search?q=Mt.+...=1701&bih=1196

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I've heard of L.A.'s Wrigley Field and Gilmore Field, but this one is new to me.

Shell Field

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